I was now immeasurably alarmed, for I considered the vision either as an omen
of my death, or, worse, as the fore-runner of an attack of mania.
The people wondered as they saw them, and asked each other what all this might be; whereon Halitherses, who was the best prophet and reader of omens
among them, spoke to them plainly and in all honesty, saying:
On a day of such good omen
, they shall sing as much as they like.
Without in any way divining the count's project, his friends followed him, accompanied by a crowd of people whose acclamations and delight seemed a happy omen
for the success of that project with which they were yet unacquainted.
And so the journey began with the good omens
of sunshine, smiles, and cheerful words.
Doubtless thy dream was evil, and yet more evil was the omen
of the fire that fell upon thy hut.
Never a sign of living thing had the ape-man seen, other than Ska, that bird of ill omen
, that had followed him tirelessly since he had entered this parched waste.
Partridge was in very high spirits during the whole way, and often mentioned to Jones the many good omens
of his future success which had lately befriended him; and which the reader, without being the least superstitious, must allow to have been particularly fortunate.
800-801) On the fourth of the month bring home your bride, but choose the omens
which are best for this business.
What, in opposition to all the omens
that declared against him, made Julius Caesar cross the Rubicon?
The men of Mycenae were willing to let them have one, but Jove dissuaded them by showing them unfavourable omens
Sometimes the household both among themselves and in his presence expressed their wonder at how it had all happened, and at the evident omens
there had been of it: Prince Andrew's coming to Otradnoe and their coming to Petersburg, and the likeness between Natasha and Prince Andrew which her nurse had noticed on his first visit, and Andrew's encounter with Nicholas in 1805, and many other incidents betokening that it had to be.